Salish Lodge & Spa
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It has been a while since I went somewhere for the specific purpose of taking a picture
At flood stage Snoqualmie falls pours over 11,000 cubic feet per second of water over the falls.
... over, house boats, trendy little coffee shops and brewery's, and bikers happily commuting. Our friends showed us so many great places, and in true Seattle fashion we road our bikes out to a great little brew pub. We had such a wonderful time, and felt so welcomed into Chris and Jing's home! Thank you to our friends; we love you, and will miss you! Oh, and p.s. this is where we are going to move after Alaska; we keep changing our ...
My goodness, thank you Jim, a/k/a as my wonderful wheels to the airport. Jim arrived at my door 5 minutes earlier than I was expecting him. After a quick java stop at Starbucks, we were on our way to Sea-Tac. Just South of the MLK exit -- traffic was at a total stand-still -- all five lanes. We were the furthest right land over, so very dexterously, Jim maneuvered over to the HOV lane. There, oddly enough was ...
... Owen is in heaven though. He has found a shop with floor to ceiling comics and film scripts. With an adroitness that would put Alan Sugar to shame, he negotiates an advancement of his daily "souvenir money" to cover the cost of two scripts. It is clear that Seattle is his kind of town. This afternoon we get the ferry to West Seattle and walk along the coast to Alki Beach. We abandon the bike ride because we don't want to risk Owen's foot (or at least ...
... great musems, elephants in Thailand, the van gogh museum and all of Amsterdam for that matter!, Thai cooking class, seeing Xavier Rudd in Australia, feeding kangaroos - the list goes on and on.
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5 Rental Cars (and Vans)
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSalish Lodge & Spa Snoqualmie
Lodging is worth the price. We purchased the deal from Costco. It included one nights stay, a couples massage and full breakfast for two (4 course, no less). The room was ever so comfortable! They provide wood and fire logs and even offer to start the fire for you. The bathroom is nicely appointed with a jacuzzi tub for two. The breakfast was really good, also! The environment was very soothing
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Historical Traveler Reviews Salish Lodge & Spa Snoqualmie
I stayed at the Salish with my husband and 12 year old on our first trip to the Northwest. It was over budget, but I was seduced by the web site, good reviews, and the view of the waterfall. Why does no one mention that the hotel rooms, except for six rooms, overlook a truly ugly power plant or that the dam has constuction work going on? The staff was nice enough to show me other rooms that had trees blocking the view but it wasn't worth the effort with no reduction in rate from our 'River view" room. The restaraunts are so expensive it's nuts. In the "Attic Room" the soup of the day is 9, with a hamburger at 16 or 19. Always, there was one server present. The spa is limited. There are 2 facials, 2 massages, and 1 wrap. The theme of silence is a little much. All in all if I knew then what I know now I would have passed.
AVOID ROOM 312! I tend to agree about the nonresponsive staff. I booked a room well in advance and was assured every room had a two person jacuzzi tub. It was a special occasion for me and my loved one (Birthday AND Anniversery). Room 312 is a handicapp room with no tub, just a huge shower with a handicapp chair!
How to keep the sheets on the bed?
Yes, The Salish location is very nice and having stayed there before we went for an anniversary weekend. The service was so bad and the management so unresponsive we came home two days early. We don't mind spending the money, but when we do we do expect the sheets to stay on the bed. After a night of howling wind, tossing and turning and complaining by my husband I discovered that low and behold the bottom sheet really would not stay on the bed.
The dinner was extremely overpriced and the wait staff terrible. If you really want to spend this kind of money look for a 4 star hotel that can truly provide 4 star service. I believe in voting with my pocket book and we will never go back.
This is a perfect example of an overrated hotel with a non-responsive staff. I wrote not one, but two letters to the management to make them aware of deficiencies in cleanliness and maintenance. Neither one was responded to. The restaurant on the premises served us a meal that had 2 of the 4 of us not finishing our meal. We would have told our server about the problem if she was anywhere to be found but that was not the case. I agree with one reviewer who mentioned that the staff was inexperienced and did not even try to accomodate any requests. I'm glad I can have this forum to express my displeasure since my complaints directly to the owners did not make a difference. Don't go and spend your dollars there because there are other more worthy places. Stop by, enjoy the view and leave.
After a hot and stressful wedding in Austin, I was SO pleased with my honeymoon at the Salish Lodge.
Very nice hotel and spa
We stayed at the Salish for one night. We had the spa package which came with two spa treatments and the Country Breakfast (yumm!) The room was very nice. We also loved the "pillow menu" where you can choose from 5 or 6 different pillows. The staff were very attentive and friendly. The Aveda toiletries were a very nice touch. The spa is wonderful but the showers in the locker room are terrible. Tepid water dribbled out. Just a minor complaint for a wonderful hotel.
Having enjoyed some wonderul meals in the dining room, my husband and I decided to stay overnight at the lodge. We signed up for the "do not disturb" package which includes credits for room service, mini bar and free breakfast in the dining room. We also booked services at the spa.Our room was nicely appointed, with a view of the power plant peaking through the trees and greenery. The room for two jacuzzi really did have room for two and opening the window wall to view the fireplace was very nice. The shower is also inside the jacuzzi tub, equipped with a horrid shower head. The shower itself did leave something to be desired. My husband commented that he felt well exfoliated afterwards.The room service menu was varied, I always find room service a bit overpriced and this wasn't any different. We ordered the duck confit and sea scallops, both excellent. We also enjoyed desert of apple tartin and eclairs with hot chocolate, nice touch in that room service had us call them when we were ready for desert so it didn't get cold, warm while we enjoyed our dinner.Our treatments at the spa, essential massage & foot refresher, were delivered by competent professionals. The spa itself is very relaxing with a great ambience, afterwards we had the sauna/steam/therapy pool area to ourselves. Glad we brought our swimsuits.Breakfast the next day was also very good, the country breakfast was just to much food for us. The omelette and eggs benedict were good and the service was fine. We never felt unattended to.Overall we enjoyed our stay very much and would recommend it to our friends.
I eperienced neither car break-in or $65 breakfast or bad service, as other reviewers have mentioned. My girlfriend and I experienced a very pleasant staff, fantastic rooms, a great view of the falls and one of the best dinners we have every had (and we've eaten at many of the US's best restaurants). The Salish exteior was featured heavily in the Twin Peaks TV show as the Great Northern Lodge, and that (being the nerds that we are) was our original draw in coming here. However that quickly faded as we expeienced the fantastic bed and bath and as I said, a fantastic dinner experience. Not inexpensive, but overall a very good value. Only 30 minutes from Seattle, but you will feel worlds away tucked into the forest. And hey, the RR(Twede's now) Diner (Home of Twin Peak's cherry pie) is still close by for some pie and a "damn fine cup of joe".
A third floor room with a balcony. The view was a disappointment, but the feahter bed, wonderful pillows, in room jacuzzi, mineral soaking baths and massage were great. The "world famous" $65 breakfast was much ado about nothing. You are nickel and dimed here. $600.00 for two for a night.....won't bother again....
Beware of Car Break-ins at Salish Lodge/Snoqualmie Falls
We were visiting Snoqualmie Falls two weeks ago and our rental car was broken into while parked in the Salish Lodge/Snoqualmie Falls parking lot. I had a bag stolen, containing credit cards, some cash and, more importantly, ID. According to the Snoqualmie Police Department, car break-ins occur there at least once a month. This is a private property, so the Police Department does not have jurisdiction. Salish Lodge refuses to secure the parking lots, have their security patrol the parking lots, or even post signs that this is occurring. Beware!
You may be a victim! The place may look upscale and safe, but there are criminals lurking in the bushes waiting to break into your cars!